Backyard Fort & Sandbox

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Project by davethebuilder posted 1957 days ago 9845 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Custom designed and built from the tile up..this fort was part of a major backyard remodel. It’s still a huge hit with the kids and has given us hours of free time while they are entertained. It included a pulley system and steering wheel..for those voyages across the Pacific. It’s built from extra pieces of a new redwood fence over a PT frame.

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#1 posted 1957 days ago

Great project.
The girl is just watching while the knights look prepared to fight the intruder (not in the picture).
What is the most rewarding thing to do than being able to make ‘em happy – especially kids.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 1957 days ago

Great project, lots of fun for everyone! I’d put another up right fence piece between the existing ones. The gap is too wide, the kids could fall through.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 1957 days ago

As a dad myself, there were few things more rewarding than building something for my sons. Although I never built them anything like you have done for your children, they sure enjoyed the things I built.

You did a great job on the “fort.” Your kids will have many happy hours playing in it. It looks beautifully built.

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Mark Shymanski

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#4 posted 1957 days ago

WHeww, that was close…the kids are in the room with me and almost saw this…then I’d have yet another project to do on my “Yard Projects 2 do list”. Looks great!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#5 posted 1956 days ago

Great looking fort! It sure looks like the kids are having fun. Nice job. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 1956 days ago

i love it…i can here the kids screaming through the picture…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 1954 days ago

One of the best types of projects. May it encourage their imagination for years to come.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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